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Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies

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Airbnb sues San Francisco over new rental legislation

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Pinterest acquihires the team behind influencer-driven curated shopping app tote

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AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, wakes back up with a launch in Boston

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Apple invites developers to test the new App Store Search Ads

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Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

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Snake.io, Hungry Shark World Among Fastest-Growing Android Games in May

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Snake.io was the fastest-growing Android game and the second-fastest-growing Android application in the U.S. in May, according to a report from data analytics company SimilarWeb. The game challenges players to grow their snakes in size and survive as long as possible, and it was played for an average of 22 minutes and 35 seconds in each session by U.S. users in May.

SimilarWeb Trending Up May

Some of the other trending games in May were Ubisoft‘s Hungry Shark World,  Zynga’s Wizard of Oz: Magic Match and Glu’s Britney Spears: American Dream, which were the third-, sixth- and seventh-fastest-growing apps in the U.S. last month, respectively. According to SimilarWeb, Hungry Shark World is now installed on 0.64 percent of Android devices in the U.S., and the game had an average session length of 20 minutes in May.

Meanwhile, Wizard of Oz: Magic Match had an average session length of 38 minutes and 33 seconds in May, while Britney Spears: American Dream had an average session length of 31 minutes.

Elsewhere, Nintendo’s Miitomo was the fourth-fastest-declining Android app in May in the U.S. According to SimilarWeb, installs for the social app dropped from 0.657 percent on all Android devices to 0.46 percent in the month of May. The app’s average session length also decreased, going from 13 minutes and eight seconds at the beginning of the month to 10 minutes and 13 seconds by May 31.

SimilarWeb Trending Down May

Miitomo’s numbers also decreased in Japan, where the app has a higher install rate. Specifically, app installations fell from 2.87 percent to 2.36 percent on all Android devices in Japan in May, while the app’s average session length decreased from 12 minutes to eight minutes and 59 seconds.

SimilarWeb’s data is in keeping with a recent SurveyMonkey Intelligence report, which highlighted Miitomo’s low engagement and high churn following its impressive launch March 31.

Check out SimilarWeb’s complete data for May here.

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Finding Dory Splashes Into Disney Mobile Games, Apps

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Ahead of the release of Finding Dory in theaters June 16, Disney revealed two new mobile games based on the Disney Pixar film, as well as updates to existing mobile titles.

First, Disney released Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming, a side-scrolling game that challenges players to collect bubbles in each stage while avoiding obstacles. The game will include 13 levels in total, but at launch, only the first 11 are available. The game’s final two levels will be added once the film is released.

Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming is available to download for $3.99 on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store. The game is coming to the Amazon Appstore and Apple TV later this month.

Next, Disney announced Dory’s Reef, a new game coming to mobile this summer. The game will allow players to build a reef and play match-three games to collect resources like shells and coins.

In terms of app updates, Disney Story Central will be updated with 10 new books inspired by Finding Dory, including a joke book. The app allows users to purchase book tokens, or purchase monthly subscriptions.

Next, the Disney Jigsaw Puzzles app was updated with 15 new puzzles based on key moments from the film. An additional 30 puzzles will be added to the app later this month. Users can purchase these Finding Dory puzzles in packs of 15 for $2.99 each, or they can purchase the entire bundle of 45 for $6.99.

Elsewhere, the Disney Color and Play app now offers a virtual coloring book based on Finding Dory, which can be purchased for $3.99. In addition to offering virtual coloring pages, the app allows users to scan real-world pages from matching coloring books (or pages they’ve printed online) to bring their pictures to life in 3-D within the app.

Finally, Disney announced that it will bring the world of Finding Dory to Disney Crossy Road in a future update.

Readers: What do you think of these Finding Dory-themed games and updates?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Selfie, Shrug, ROFL, Face Palm, Whiskey, Clowns and more among new emoji arriving in June

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Roll up! Roll up! Sign up for our meetup and pitch-off in Tel Aviv!

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